Share Tweet Email prepare norcal Share: Share Tweet Email Share: Share Tweet Email KGO ABOUT PREPARE NORCAL The San Francisco Bay Area is a region that is highly vulnerable to natural hazards like earthquakes, wildfires, and severe weather. Communities across the Bay Area are now bracing for potential downpours, flooding, mudslides and more as a result of the strong El Nino impact we are experiencing this winter. ABC7 has gathered resources and tips to make it easier for you to access preparedness information all in one place. A Safeway parking lot flooded in Healdsburg on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. PREPARE FOR SEVERE WEATHER In the average year, 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes and 6 named hurricanes occur across the United States. These events threaten lives and property. Additionally, about 90 percent of all presidentially-declared disasters are … [Read more...] about Prepare NorCal: Disaster Preparedness Resources
By Lisa M. Krieger | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: March 26, 2019 at 3:48 pm | UPDATED: March 27, 2019 at 4:48 am OAKLAND — In a major sign that California’s earthquake early warning system is moving forward, officials are testing the program in downtown Oakland on Wednesday morning. Like the familiar Amber Alert, starting at 11 a.m., the ShakeAlert will blare from smartphones in a 60-block area, announcing: “This is a test of the California Earthquake warning system. No action required. This is a test.” Then users will be asked to complete a survey that will reveal whether the exercise – the first public trIal in the Bay Area — was a success. Experts will measure how long it took for the message to reach people. In a real earthquake, the message would be different: Drop, cover and hold on. “We want to determine if a wireless emergency alert is a feasible solution,” said Ryan Arba of the state’s … [Read more...] about Oakland earthquake alert test: Is your phone listening?
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:22 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 4:20 am PDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Myth #1: Earthquakes can be predicted. Seismologists can't make a specific prediction that an earthquake, perhaps magnitude 6 or greater, will definitely occur in a short time interval, perhaps a week, in a limited area, perhaps the San Francisco Bay area. What they can do is forecast the probabilities of earthquakes of different sizes, and the shaking they will cause, over a long time period such as decades. "While that information may seem vague, these probabilistic seismic hazards assessments are used to develop the building codes that help protect us from damage," explains Andrew Michael, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. "We can also estimate the rate of aftershocks after a large earthquake and that information is useful to guide response and recovery efforts." less Myth #1: Earthquakes can be predicted. Seismologists can't make a specific prediction that an … [Read more...] about 9 lies you’ve been told about earthquakes
Jakarta, (Antara News) - The Ministry of Social Affairs is moving quickly to send logistical assistance and personnel for Disaster Preparedness Team (Tagana) as an effort to handle emergency response after the earthquake in Donggala, Central Sulawesi. "We have identified the resources owned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and activated the social disaster management system. Both emergency aid bufferstok, evacuation equipment, tagana volunteer personnel, and disaster alert vehicles," said Social Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita in his statement received in Jakarta. Saturday. Social Minister has also coordinated with the armed forces (TNI) Commander in order to mobilize relief goods and evacuation equipment that has been prepared from the Ministry of Social Central Warehouse in Bekasi. The aid sent was 1,000 boxes of fast food, 2,000 beds, 25 multipurpose tents, 3000 roll tents, 2 packages of public kitchen equipment, 1,000 mattresses and 1,500 mattresses. For this reason, … [Read more...] about Social Ministry sends logistic assistance for donggala earthquake response